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breaking away from handstyle

Discussion in 'Third Rail' started by casekonly, Feb 7, 2003.

  1. casekonly

    casekonly Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 6, 2002 Messages: 8,264 Likes Received: 5
    does anyone else have the problem of breaking away from your handstyle in day to day writing?
    i'm just curious because i now notice that i write in a mixture of caps and lowercase letters and they all look like my handstyle.
    maybe it's a silly question. i don't really care, but i wonder if misterRAVEN (as well as others ), with his flamboyant as hell (and dope) handstyle experiences this problem? how does it affect you, if it does? does it stand out like a sore thumb that you write? for me, alot of people that don't know i write, seem to know something is up when they see my handwriting...

    SHAKEWELL Member

    Joined: Nov 11, 2002 Messages: 374 Likes Received: 0
    my boss asked me to make a sign today for her and my handwriting was straight up in my hand and i didnt even try thats just how i write now. this is not good though because she lives on my street and i have shit up around my house and work i hope she doesnt notice..
  3. casekonly

    casekonly Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 6, 2002 Messages: 8,264 Likes Received: 5
    it's funny isn't it? i can't even write a friend a letter (yeah, i still use snail mail on the occassion for nostalgia), without writing in my handstyle...mad funny. my cursive looks like shit, though. ha ha.

    maybe i'll start a graffiti commune and teach kids handstyle from the time that they start learning to write...and then i'll teach them piecing...i'll breed the best writers in the world!!! muah ha ha ha ha ha...
    ok, time to sip coffee and watch the news, no more outlandish fantasies...
  4. 455

    455 Guest

    My printing looks like my handstyle.....but it is clean and legible....I have people comment on it all of the time.....kinda funny..but whatever.

    BURZUM New Jack

    Joined: Sep 1, 2002 Messages: 11 Likes Received: 0
    Ive had people tell me "is that tag lettering?" at my work.... close call doggggggggggggggg.......im hung over.
  6. sieb

    sieb New Jack

    Joined: Jul 27, 2001 Messages: 58 Likes Received: 0
    yeah sorta, some times when i goto write my signature
    ill just do my tag, for some reason
    and i have to scratch it out
    and start over
  7. killtheradio

    killtheradio Member

    Joined: Dec 20, 2002 Messages: 375 Likes Received: 1
    man since im in highschool it gets lame some times like no name on this o thats his look at the tag writin but fuck man i try not to have my handstyle show up at all but it does kinda bugs
  8. toyeattoywar

    toyeattoywar Member

    Joined: Jul 3, 2002 Messages: 829 Likes Received: 1
    i have had similar difficulties in the past, what i have done is play with various handstyles other than what i write in illegally. other than that whenever i write i generally make a point to only write in uppercases and only use straight letters.
    when it comes to bringing kids up in a school enviorment...some of the best advice i ever got from an older and more experienced writer when i was starting was to work on handstyles alot more than outlines and only draw in pens.
    the reasons being is as follows. when working on handstyles regularly you will start to notice your straightletter outlines will start to resemble them. only use pen because of many many reasons but more than likely the most relevent to graff is that you cant erase spraypaint and the quicker the better while painting illegally.
  9. philestine

    philestine New Jack

    Joined: Apr 23, 2002 Messages: 0 Likes Received: 0
    I haven't regularly used cursive hand writing ever since the start of high school, which was 8 years ago. I got fine through it writing in capitals and am still going steady, simply because it seems natural.

    Don't find i have to switch between handstyles for different ocassions since my primary style is both readable and legible, just stylise it a bit more when it comes to graffiti.

    I do write my tag in cursive though...
  10. swiss cheese

    swiss cheese Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 4, 2002 Messages: 1,262 Likes Received: 0
    I have numerous handstyles from wild graffiti shit to straight perfect architectural lettering. I'm an architect now and my dad is also. When I was 12 he (my dad) would train me to write proper architectural lettering. I also have good script lettering. Basically, I'm saying that if you can learn the graffiti handstyle (whatever that is) than you can learn more readable lettering styles also.
  11. casekonly

    casekonly Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 6, 2002 Messages: 8,264 Likes Received: 5
    swiss cheese, you're lying, you bastard!

    ha ha just kidding. you're probably right. if you can learn to write in cursive in school after writing print, and then eventually move on to writing graffiti-esque handstyle, you can probably learn to write however you choose. people teach themselves to write calligraphy every day. it's just another way of writing.
    but, once you train yourself to write a certain way that you feel comfortable with, it's hard to break awya from and and switch up. you, my fiend, have an unfair advantage. get back to work before your boss see's you using the computer to browse 12oz...and email me.
  12. swiss cheese

    swiss cheese Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 4, 2002 Messages: 1,262 Likes Received: 0
    I know man, i still have the graffiti influence. I just like being the devil's advocate for arguments sake.
    Ive been "busted" so many times bullshitting on this site it just doesnt matter anymore.
  13. casekonly

    casekonly Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 6, 2002 Messages: 8,264 Likes Received: 5
    who ever said that you weren't a good sport about shite, swiss cheese?
    i completely agree with you, it's sometimes better to be the devil's advocate and argue a different point, it helps you understand both sides.
    like i said, you do have an unfair advantage, with your father teaching you how to write perfect architectual script from a very early age. that could be one of the contributing factors of you having a talent for writing (graffiti).
    it's just funny to think that one day you could run into a middle-aged guy (or woman) and you see their handwriting, and you think, "hey, that looks like a dope handstyle...hmm" it could turn out to be an aging CES, or POEM, or TOTEM, or maybe even OUIJA....i doubt you'll see a middle aged OUIJA, i heard that he bought that cryogenics chamber from michael jackson...

    there i go starting rumors on 12oz...bwah ha ha ha ha
  14. Its_A_Secret

    Its_A_Secret New Jack

    Joined: Nov 9, 2002 Messages: 83 Likes Received: 0
    What I find funny is when it comes to graff I have a nice style. but writing other shit, sloppy like a east end steet whore. Still the best handstyle is jerkin off on your moms twat and slappin her in the face with A piece of B.C smoked salmon!!! LOL just kiddin:) :) :) :)
  15. crot

    crot New Jack

    Joined: Dec 2, 2002 Messages: 21 Likes Received: 0
    yeah, its well annoyin...
    i get shit off people everyday...